April 2008 New Products
March 11, 2008
|Peavey ReValver Mk III Modeling Software
Peavey ReValver Mk III models 15 of the world’s most popular guitar amplifiers through an exclusive algorithm that analyzes the interactions of the components on the circuit level, based on the amps’ original schematics. By controlling these amplifier models from the component level, ReValver is able to model every nuance, creating totally new capabilities where players can design custom amps and speaker systems. In all, users can program more than 15 features on each tube stage, with as many as 17 preamp and power tube types to choose from.
|PRS Santana MD Signature Guitar
One of 12 new models for 2008, the Santana MD features many of the same features you’d find on the Santana II – a carved flame maple top coupled with a mahogany back and neck; the PRS tremolo and low mass locking tuners; and a 24.5” scale length. But the MD includes newly designed pickups, McCarty-style control positioning and the new Mastering Voice Control (MVC) mini-toggle for more tonal options.
|Korg Pandora PX5D
The PX5D is the first computer-ready Pandora for direct recording, and offers new features such as footswitchable control for live use and enhanced editing/ modulation capabilities. It provides a total of 180 effects with up to seven simultaneous effects, as well as synth effects, pickup modeling, intelligent pitch shifter, violin/cello-style “slow attack,” velocity-controlled rotary speaker effect, fretless bass simulator, numerous bass-specific effects and many others. The PX5D also includes 128 Rhythm and Bass patterns for jamming and practicing.
Hart Productions Guitar Armoire
The Guitar Armoire is a high-end, handcrafted guitar cabinet designed for the dedicated guitar player and collector. Built to order by master cabinetmakers, the armoires feature a choice of hardwoods, finishes and fabrics; top-of-the-line hardware; shatter-proof safety glass with 97% ultraviolet filtration; state-of-the art LED lighting (no heat); sealed, locking doors; and a built-in HTS humidity and temperature monitoring system. Customers have the choice of two stock models, the Antique Vintage and the Modern Classic (shown), as well as custom options.
Starting at $6000
|Seymour Duncan P-Rails
The P-Rail, Seymour Duncan’s newest creation, is a full-size humbucker that splits to a full-size P-90, and is available in both neck and bridge-calibrated positions. Utilizing two Alnico 5 magnets, P-Rails are available individually or in a neck and bridge set. The addition of a switch is the only modification necessary. Like all Seymour Duncan pickups, these pickups are hand-built in Duncan’s Santa Barbara workshop.
Individual MSRP $129
Set MSRP $248
|dbx dB10 Passive Direct Box
The dB10 Passive Direct Box includes all the basic features you would expect from a direct box -- 1/4" input and parallel thru jacks, transformer isolation, balanced XLR output and ground lift switch -- but also includes a 3-position pad, a selectable polarity invert switch and high-cut filtering function. Premium chrome toggle switches and a gold-plated Neutrik XLR output jack ensure a high-quality signal path. All switches are recessed to provide protection from accidental operation or damage.
|VOX AC30HH Head
At the heart of this amp is an EF86 Pentode valve circuit (circa 1960) in the preamp channel combined with the 1963 Top Boost channel, which are then coupled with VOX’s modern tone shaping controls. The EF86 Channel’s original Brilliance switch has been modified to three positions instead of two, a Bass Shift switch has been added to help preserve tightness, and a switch that toggles between Pentode mode and Triode mode has been included so that both variations of original EF86 tone are available. An O/P switch (Triode/Pentode) has also been included, enabling half power operation.
AC30HH MSRP $1599
V212H Cabinet MSRP $1499
|Alvarez Yairi WY1T Acoustic/Electric
The Standard Series WY1T is an ultra-thinbodied acoustic/electric guitar designed for recording and live performance environments. Available in three finishes, the single-cutaway WY1T features a flamed maple body and “sound hole-free” solid Sitka spruce top with hand-scalloped braces, herringbone trim and ebony bridge. The instrument’s naturally seasoned mahogany neck is topped with an ebony fingerboard and abalone inlays. Also included is a custom Fishman Aura IC system with four discrete “sound images” derived from vintage and contemporary studio microphones.
|SKB-000 Acoustic Guitar Case
The lined, molded interior of the new SKB-000 sized case was developed to fit the thinner body with full length neck support to cradle the vintage V-neck, pre-war design of 000 sized guitars. It features SKB’s new patented fiberglass reinforced nylon trigger release latching system with a TSA recognized and accepted locking latch. A nearly indestructible injection molded rubber-over-molded cushioned carrying handle and injection-molded feet and bumper protected valance ensure complete protection.